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Court sets date for the verdict of the 2G scam

The famous 2G scam verdict is soon to be heard by the courts in Delhi. Here are the details of the report.

A Delhi court on Tuesday fixed December 21 for pronouncement of judgment in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

Special Judge O.P. Saini fixed the date in the presence of the accused and counsel for CBI and Enforcement Directorate.

“I have perused the files and will pronounce judgment on December 21 at 10.30 a.m.,” the Judge said in his brief order. The court ordered all the accused persons to be present on the judgment date.

Further, he clarified that the entry to the courtroom on that date would be on the first-come-first-served basis in the order of accused persons, prosecution, and the media.

Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, and others are facing prosecution in the case.

The court will pronounce judgment in two cases related to the scam — one related to corruption charges, while the other is under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The cases involve, among others, former telecom minister A Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi who are out on bail.

CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini has been hearing two separate cases related to 2G spectrum allocation. One is being probed by the CBI and the other by the Enforcement Directorate.

The court concluded final arguments in the case on April 26.

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Raja was biased in allocating 2G mobile airwaves and operating licenses to telecom firms, causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.

The CBI charge sheet said Rs 200 crore was transferred from DB Group to Kalaignar TV as kickbacks in lieu of allocation of 2G spectrum to Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd.

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a separate case related to money laundering, alleging that a conspiracy was hatched by Raja, Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and others and that Rs 200 crore was proceeds of the crime.

On December 21, the court will also deliver its judgment in the 2G case against Essar and Loop.

The CBI has alleged that the promoters of the Essar Group were the real investors and beneficiaries of the spectrum and licenses were issued to Loop Telecom, a front company of Essar to acquire 2G licenses and spectrum in 2008.

Essar and Loop promoters are facing trial for hatching conspiracy to cheat the government for obtaining spectrum license.

All the accused have denied the charges.


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